Agent Name

Strontium hydroxide

CAS Number

18480-07-4

Formula

H2-O2-Sr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Strontium dihydroxide; [ChemIDplus] UN3262

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Octahydrate: Colorless or white deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for refining sugar from beets and molasses; [Merck Index]

Comments

Aerosol causes muscle weakness and dyspnea in acute inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Strontium."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, basic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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